Alphacrucis College

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084482D

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (GCL) is designed to equip experienced leaders and professionals by integrating cutting-edge research with a Biblical lens and practical applications. The course will equip you with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral resources to confidently lead your organization. You will develop 3 key interrelated spheres of leadership: personal growth and discipline, team dynamics and performance, and organizational innovation and growth.

Graduates will be equipped with not only a broad understanding of leadership principles, but also with critical and creative thinking skills which are valuable to any professional context. This award also provides the opportunity for students to explore the implications of their faith within their vocational and professional contexts.

The GCL, part of AC’s Transforming Leadership Program (TLP), also serves as an entry pathway towards TLP’s flagship Master of Leadership course, with provision for professional entry for those who wish to pursue studies after being in full-time employment for some time.

Take your leadership to the next level.


The course structure is based on one semester (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 40 credit points of core subjects

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Certificate in Leadership a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 40 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.




integrated understanding of key issues, theoretical concepts and practices within leadership;

knowledge of various approaches used in leadership within the Christian worldview framework.


Demonstrated ability to:

critically apply knowledge developed for use in leadership;

use critical, evidenced based and innovative thinking skills to analyze and synthesize ideas and theories from other disciplines related to leadership;

communicate effectively ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences;

identify and critically evaluate new developments and scholarship in leadership;

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

articulate appropriate solutions to emerging business challenges;

evaluate broad conceptual frameworks in leadership;

critically and independently apply the knowledge and skills required as an informed practitioner in leadership.


This award affords you the opportunity to explore the faith implications in your professional context. Graduates may find employment in churches, not-for-profit and mission-focused organizations, community service-orientated positions, and positions that require critical and creative thinking skills.

Full-time students may be required to complete some subjects online depending on face to face class availability at selected campuses.

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Course opportunities

Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 6 months
Study mode: Full time

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street
Brisbane Queensland 4102

Entry criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with recent high school education only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants seeking entry into this course may be eligible for Professional Entry where they can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in a managerial or professional leadership role. This may include:

  • Ministers in senior leadership positions;
  • Managers and leaders in non-government organizations which act to further social or cultural outworking of Christian ministry; or
  • Business-people who are fulfilling positions of responsibility including team or industry leadership.

Applicants must submit a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the above criteria, or equivalent.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).


Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150